Symons among three players to leave Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints head coach Chris Boyd
Northampton Saints head coach Chris Boyd
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Northampton Saints have confirmed that Andy Symons, Fraser Strachan and Devante Onojaife are set to leave the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of their contract.

Symons joined Northampton Saints in 2018 after representing Tasman Rugby Union, Worcester Warriors and Gloucester Rugby in the past. The 28-year-old has featured 17 times for the Saints in which he scored three tries.

“I have really enjoyed my two years with Northampton Saints and I just want to thank everyone at the Club for welcoming me as they have done,” said Symons to the official website of the club.

“The time has come for me to move on, but I’ve really enjoyed working with this extremely talented group of players and coaches, and I want to thank the Club’s medical staff too for working so hard to get me through a really challenging injury last year.”

Strachan, a product of Northampton Academy, have won Premiership Rugby Shield twice and has made four first team appearances for the club after signing a professional contract in 2017. He will head to Championship side Ealing Trailfinders next season.

“It’s been an honour in my three seasons at Saints for me to pull on the famous Black, Green and Gold jersey.

“But the time is right for a fresh start for me now, and I’m excited about what’s in store for the next stage of my career.”

Meanwhile, Onojaife made six first-team appearances for the Franklin's Garden based club and enjoyed back-to-back Premiership Rugby Shield titles. He also represented Scotland Under 20 side in the past.

“I’ve made some great memories with a fantastic group of players here at Franklin’s Gardens, so of course I’ll look back on my time here with huge fondness,” Onojaife said.

“I really think this rugby community in Northampton is special and I wish the rest of the squad and the coaches the very best for the future.”

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